Trump Just Got Sued For ‘Stealing’ Protected Land
In a bold declaration published on its website Monday, outdoor retailer Patagonia accused Donald Trump of “stealing protected land,” and announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the president over his decision to reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah.
“Americans have overwhelmingly spoken out against the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attempt to shut down our national monuments,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario said in a statement.
“We’ve fought to protect these places since we were founded and now we’ll continue that fight in the courts,” Marcario said, according to AdAge.
The retailer also fired back at Trump on its website, changing the homepage to feature the message “The President Stole Your Land.”
“In an illegal move, the president just reduced the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. This is the largest elimination of protected land in American history,” the site reads.
Visitors to the site are encouraged to support groups that advocate for the protection of legal lands.
“Climbers, hikers, hunters and anglers all agree that public lands are a critical part of our national heritage and these lands belong not just to us, but to future generations,” the site reads.
Trump announced that he would drastically shrink the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
According to CNN, Trump signed two presidential proclamations on Monday, shrinking the size of Bears Ears National Monument by more than 80% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by roughly 45%, fundamentally reshaping the two large national monuments.